Sunday, November 14, 2010
Just how rubbish is the search function on blogger blogs?
Ever noticed how rubbish the search function is on blogger (blogspot) blogs? I am writing my SBL paper about "the politics of the bibliobloggers" in response to James Crossley's Jesus in an Age of Terror and I have been going back and reading lots of interesting old posts on different blogs. Often, when those blogs are hosted on blogger, I use the search box at the top of the page. Time after time, it fails to find the key posts. A case in point: James Crossley discusses Jim Davila on Gabriel Barkai (Jesus in an Age of Terror, 43); I go to Paleojudaica to get the relevant posts but a search on "Barkai" brings up nothing. I then go to google and search "Paleojudaica Gabriel Barkai" and all the relenvant posts come up. Given that blogger is affiliated with Google, I wonder why the blogger searches are so completely rubbish?